Our Pastor...
"Call unto me and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."

Jeremiah 33:3
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We praise the Lord that He has led Pastor Jared Cochran to accept the call to be the Pastor of First Baptist Church of LaSalle. The church family is excited to see how God will bless the ministry here, bless the Cochran family, and bless us as individuals to love and serve God. He began his ministry here on January 8, 2019.

Pastor is a graduate of Maranatha Baptist Bible College and also has a Master of Ministry Degree.

He has served as a senior pastor for five years in Oregon, IL. He also has served as an assistant pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Chillicothe, IL.

Pastor Cochran has fourteen years preaching experience. He has served in the local church in a variety of capacities: choir director, special music with trombone and vocals, evangelistic meetings, missions conferences, children's ministries including VBS. He is committed to personal soul-winning as well as discipleship.

Pastor Jared and his wife, Laura, have three children: Georgia, Isaiah, and Scarlett.